Planner II - Team Sports Footwear

Date: Jan 2, 2022

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21230

Company: Under Armour

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Position Summary

The Planner II, Team Sports Footwear will own and lead the merchandise planning function on behalf of Global Footwear team.  This role drives alignment of the architecture and owns the creation of the Merchandise Plan at the style level.  The planner is also a strategic partner to the Global Merchandising and helps quantify and model major product decisions (e.g. segmentation, exclusivity, markdowns, price strategy, etc.) as well as recapping business performance to internal and external partners.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Creating and maintaining a top line category plan for sales growth, demand, style and sku counts, and productivity for Team Sports Footwear for each GTM season.
  • Collaborate and influence the strategic vision for the seasonal Line Architecture.
  • Build and maintain style-color level allocation plans by region using door count, ST%, weeks-on-floor and AUD methodology.  Collaborate extensively with regions to ensure transparency and alignment of allocation strategy.
  • Asset Management:  Prepare and present category performance (sell through results, risks & opportunities) to both internal and external partners.  Partner with to prepare for quarterly business review, prepare asset scorecards for finance team.  Complete ad-hoc analysis as needed. 
  • Review and analyze complex historical data/trends to optimize future forecasts and to inform strategies and action plans.
  • Work closely with the Merchants, multiple Regional Planning Partners, and Global Merchandise Planning leadership.

Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills & Abilities)

  • Ability to analyze complex quantitative data
  • Problem solving skills to identify root cause and potential solves of reporting and forecasting anomalies
  • Communication skills to clearly explain forecast logic to cross functional stakeholders.  Problem solving skills to identify root cause and potential solves of reporting and forecasting anomalies.
  • Excellent partnership, collaboration and presentation skills.
  • Excellent in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and BI reporting tools; planning system experience a plus
  • Track record of hitting time lines and deliverables in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong aptitude in retail math, forecasting methodology and excel skills.

Education And / Or Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree or related experience.
  • 3+ years merchandise planning, store planning, inventory or other business planning experience



Relocation may be provided up to a specified amount

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Nearest Major Market: Baltimore